Port of Melbourne Charges

25 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Like many of my colleagues I have been consulting with users of the Melbourne container port. A very important part of the port is the containerised grain trade particularly for high-value crops like lentils chickpeas and fava beans as well as for the export of cereals in containers. In…

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Regional and Rural Infrastructure Funding

24 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on the matter of public importance proposed in my name. It is disappointing that The Nationals have to raise this matter of public importance. Leading up to the last election the Premier then the Leader of the Opposition constantly talked about the fact…

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Swan Hill Generalist Youth Health Counsellor Position

23 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (Question 324) My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. The Swan Hill Rural City Council and the Swan Hill community have been advised by the Department of Health and Human Services that the Swan Hill generalist youth health counsellor position will cease at 30 June 2015. Given that the…

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Grievances – Government Performance

10 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the grievance debate. I grieve for all Victorians but I particularly grieve for country Victorians. I grieve because we have a dysfunctional government that is only interested in infighting in factional deals in rewarding factional mates and in being given its marching orders by its…

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Condolences Hon John Hamilton Simson

10 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise also to speak on the condolence motion for John Hamilton Simpson. I congratulate the current member for Niddrie for doing such a great job in his contribution on a previous member for Niddrie. We always learn more about members who we do not know personally when we…

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Condolences Hon. Joan Elizabeth Kirner AC

9 June 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I also join the condolence motion for Joan Kirner. A lot has been said about her career and a lot more will be said before this condolence motion has concluded but the thing I find intriguing in Joan’s biography is that her occupation is listed as ‘parent activist’. I…

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Constituency Question Public Transport

15 April 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – (Question 148) My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport and is on behalf of Kevin Simpson of Echuca and other constituents who use the V/Line service to connect with Bendigo and Melbourne. Will the minister commit to delivering the planned upgrades for the Echuca rail line…

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Domestic Animal Amendment Bill 2015

15 April 2015 I rise to lead the debate for the coalition on the Domestic Animals Amendment Bill 2015. The purpose of this bill is to introduce a moratorium on the destruction of restricted breed dogs in certain circumstances. The bill will put that moratorium in place until 30 September 2016 while a joint investigatory committee…

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